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Fancy Cane #066: Ziricote, Bloodwood, Brazilian Ebony & Macawood

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Project by mmh posted 01-28-2010 07:36 AM 2978 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a more formal style of cane with a slender handle and shaft that is still larger than most store bought canes but it is suitable for the small, medium and large hand. The handle is made from Ziricote and tapered to fit the palm comfortably. The collars are of Bloodwood and Brazilian Ebony to accent the Macawood shaft. All of these woods are quite hard and should give adequate support and one could use this as a day or evening accessory to their fashion wardrobe.

I love using the Macawood and only wish I could acquire more.

Your comments and inquires are welcome. For more information on my work please visit: http://www.bigstickcanes.com.

Click here for Canes available for Sale

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 07:42 AM

very nice cane… the finish looks like it just needs to be handled all day…. well done…

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 07:44 AM

Marvelous!

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 08:52 AM

Another precious cane.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#4 posted 01-28-2010 09:07 AM

Great shape, love the wood combo.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#5 posted 01-28-2010 09:09 AM

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#6 posted 01-28-2010 02:19 PM

Well, I have been avoiding your posts because canes remind me that I’m old, but this one caught my eye. I like the tactile look of the handle on this one and the wood is pretty too. Your other posted canes are also real nice. Sorry I haven’t commented before now.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mmh

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#7 posted 01-28-2010 03:57 PM

Thank you all for your compliments!

I want to mention that it really is important to me to have the cane user who needs to use a cane to be comfortable in not only how the cane fits, but how the cane makes them feel. I believe that the ugly utilitarian cane can be replaced with something more beautiful and aesthetically rewarding for the user and viewers. One of my first canes was made for a gentleman who had just started dating my co-worker and she noticed that he had a limp but refused to use a cane during their outings. She had a cane made from Snakewood and Brazilian Ebony and presented it to him as a Christmas present. He was absolutely estatic about the beauty of the cane and used it proudly from then on. Just because you have a need, doesn’t mean you have to look awkward. My goal is to have the cane user feel comfortable mentallly and physically. Also, the age of my clients range from their 30’s to 80’s, so there really is no age discrimination.

Just because we get a little gimpy, doesn’t mean we can’t do it in style!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#8 posted 01-28-2010 04:31 PM

Meilie,
What a wonderful philosophy! I would imagine many of your younger clients would not use a regular cane simply because it made them look “old”- even though they would benefit from the assistance. Your canes provide the “look”, as well as support, for everyone.

Another beauty!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 01-28-2010 05:36 PM

Another winner Meillie

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#10 posted 01-28-2010 05:49 PM

A real beauty, you do great finish work.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#11 posted 01-28-2010 06:04 PM

Great job ! I really like the style of this one,Very Classy

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#12 posted 01-28-2010 11:41 PM

Beautiful!

Love seeing your designs and material used.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#13 posted 02-20-2010 04:05 PM

its look very very nice, awesome beautiful

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#14 posted 02-20-2010 07:47 PM

great work as usual

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#15 posted 04-13-2012 02:19 AM

Excellent work! I have large stock Macawood and Ziricote available if you’re still trying to find more! Macawood is here: http://savagewoods.com/stock_granadillo.html and ziricote stock is here: http://savagewoods.com/stock_ziricote.html Best Regards, Ivan

-- Rare & Elusive Ziricote @ http://www.SavageWoods.com

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